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Misal (Mixed Sprouted Beans) With Yogurt

You know what the best part of the weekend is? Yup, brunch.

Throughout the week I’m rushing to get out the door in the mornings.. so pretty much whatever I eat ends up fitting into a small bowl. Oh and the drink typically in a thermos to go. So when the weekend rolls around, I try to have a truly indulgent morning. Which means I (or in this case, my mom who is visiting) take time to make and eat some pretty outrageous breakfasts. Which I suppose means you can no longer call them “breakfast” but instead give them the ultimate name “brunch”.

Now, I know you’re reading this, looking at the picture above and saying – “Um.. Raj.. Are you writing about a different recipe post.. cuz that does’t look like brunch at all.” LOL. I know, I know, it’s not the typical brunch around the world. But in India – having Misal with yogurt for brunch is not only typical but also evokes the same joy and happiness a stack of pancakes does for most Americans.

So what is “Misal”? Misal literally means “mixture”. It’s a really popular dish in the state of Maharashtra, India. Generally it’s eaten in the morning or Read More

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Tex-Mex Queso & Liebster Blog Award Love

There are times in your life where a small dish or gesture makes the entire path you’re on satisfying and brings true contentment. Today I’d like to share with you my two such times…

1. Receiving the Liebster Blog Award that my blogger buddy Vicky at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie honored me with.

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2. Eating Tex-Mex Queso

Yeah – odd combination but I’ll bring it together by the time you hit today’s recipe.

Let’s start with Queso. Queso is a dish that my husband and I literally visit the state of Texas for. That’s right, anytime we have a chance of visiting Texas, we make sure we have queso.. at least once for every day we’re there. I’m talking about real queso. Made with real cheese. Not that stuff that comes out of a can (puke!). The great thing about queso is that it’s made differently by different people. Some make it pure – just cheese with a little kick .. some make it a thick dip with LOTS of veggies. I like it somewhere in the middle. Like the recipe I’m sharing with you today. You’ll notice that the serving size is 6 – 8.. well.. not in my home. It’s really 2. Read More

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Indian Chutney Sandwich

In my Mint Chutney post I mentioned growing up as a teenager eating these sandwiches on the street… you would see this huge crowd, get close to see what was going on… you would find a guy with his bicycle parked to the side of the road, with all and I mean all ingredients in this big bin which would sit behind his cycle. Talk about squeezing a taco truck onto a cycle… that is what it was! He would be a one-man show! The guy who makes the sandwich and also handles the money… Umm, hygiene… we all overlooked it. I think the understanding was I’m building my immunity, or did I just ignore it waiting for the sandwich to be handed over? Aah, memories… πŸ˜›

You can vary this sandwich, skip the potatoes, go with just the tomatoes and cucumbers or even just cucumbers… My 2 year old has been lapping them up just plain! Bread, butter and the chutney! πŸ™‚ Which makes me a satisfied and happy Mom! πŸ™‚

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

NOTE:
1. If you don’t care what kind of bread you consume, then these would be best with a soft white bread.
2. Use a bread that doesn’t have Read More

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Mint-Cilantro Chutney

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. I got a chance to do not one, but two Thanksgivings and loved both of them! We also took a trip to Arnold, California where a friend’s friend has a cabin. All we did was eat, hike, come home eat some more then drink and play poker. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰ It was a blast! πŸ™‚ One of my friends made this awesome mint chutney and we had indian street food style chutney sandwiches with tea. Aah, the simple joys of life! It took me back in time to when I was a teenager and I’d eat one of these sandwiches on my way to or back from the numerous classes I took then.

Needless to say the chutney sandwich craze stayed with me past the weekend and I had to make them. I kid you not, this entire week my family has been making different versions of sandwiches, with this chutney, for dinner. My 2 year old loves it too! and I have a slightly picky 2 year old… but i’ll count my blessings that he does eat spicy food… my little darling just needs flavor! Don’t all of us? πŸ˜› Read More